Power Of Asking

Context: Transformational Leadership session taken by Abishek Thakore before CFR

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Published on Dec 23, 2020

Insights with Psychedelic or mystical Experiences

In Psychedelic trips, insights are more stronger - they seem like the revealed truth. This is true in mystical experiences as well - what you learn in such experiences has a higher authority in your mind.

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Published on Dec 20, 2020

Default Mode Network On Drugs

If we can say that the ego has a location in the brain, it would be the default mode network. Its very active when you are doing nothing - its where self talk takes place. Default Mode Network regulates a lot of other parts of the brain - when drugs dials it down the rest of the brain is "let off the leash". Networks in the brain that don't generally communicate directly starts communicating directly. This can have an effect of jolting the brain out of bad habits.

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Published on Dec 20, 2020

Non-Violent Communication

Context: Abishek's session at LC day 2.

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Published on Dec 20, 2020


Existentialism is a philosophical movement that focus on the meaning or purpose of life.

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Published on Dec 20, 2020

Belief Threshold

People tend to accept ideas that a threshold percentage of their friends also subscribe to. This can be manipulated by creating a Majority Illusion

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Published on Dec 19, 2020

Majority Illusion

Social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare. Its the local impression that a specific attribute is common when the global truth is entirely different. Eg. In a group of 5 people, 1 person is a drinker and others are drinkers. Everyone in the group is friend with one person and the drinker. So 4 people will see that 50% of their friends are drinkers - even though, in reality only 20% of the 5 is a drinker.

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Published on Dec 19, 2020

Connections in People Groups

Too much bonding social capital and it will create group think that will not take in ideas from outside. Too little and ideas will not be shared between members.

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Published on Dec 19, 2020

Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo

Book "Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo": evaluation of commonly performed surgical operations that have been tested and shown to be no more effective (and arguably worse) than placebo, or that have never even been tested. It covers the history of sham surgery studies, talks about placebo effects, and explains why so many surgeons ignore the evidence and continue to do ineffective operations. Source

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Published on Dec 19, 2020